Another great four days fishing and diving with the crew from Tampa! We caught lobsters in the gulf the first few days, then switched it up and went fishing on the south side. The reef bite was on fire with mangrove snapper, sharks, cudas and jacks. We quickly filled the cooler with snappers and three big yellow jacks, then headed in to do some diving. Hawk channel was clear and we hit a few coral heads in the 15-20ft range. We found some big lobster, hogfish and also shot a nice black grouper. It was still early, so we decided to head to a Ballast Key and have a few cold ones before heading home. Big thanks to Rob and Britton for joining the crew this weekend!
I had a great time with everyone who came down for mini season, and the lobsters cooperated. Great weather, clear water, and plentiful bugs made it a blast! Big thanks to the Gaffneys, Lees, and Zimmermans for coming down. We also got a little spearfishing and hook and line fishing in, catching some big mangrove snappers out on the reef. We shot a good number of hogfish, red groupers, and assorted snappers. No one got a net stuck on their head this year, and we managed to keep the lobsters from stealing any nets!